The Role Of Imperialism In The 19th Century

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The 19th century was an era of unbridled Imperial expansion with European colonies established all over the world. In the last quarter of the 19th century there were a number of wars and expeditions that saw the creation and expansion of colonial empires such as the French expeditions to Vietnam, Tunisia and Morocco, the conquest of the Congo by the Belgians, British expansion to India, Egypt, Sudan and South Africa and finally German and Italian expansion in Africa. The 19th century was also an era of rapidly accelerating scientific discovery and invention which gave European powers an advantage over native populations. This rapid expansion of European Empires across the globe has lead scholars to explore and consider the the reasons why this occurred.…show more content…
Hobson among many others, have formed their own theories on of the causes and impacts of
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